Jodie Comer looks ready for battle in stills from her upcoming historical drama The Last Duel

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    Jodie Comer looks ready for battle as she gets on horseback in upcoming historical drama The Last Duel alongside on-screen husband Matt Damon


    Jodie Comer looked ready for battle as she appeared on horseback in a new image from her upcoming film The Last Duel.

    The Killing Eve actress stars alongside Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Adam Driver in the historical drama directed by Ridley Scott which is set to premiere at The Venice Film Festival on Friday, September 10. 

    Set in 14th century France, the film follows Jodie’s character Marguerite de Carrouges after she is sexually assaulted by her husband’s best friend.

    Drama: Jodie Comer looked ready for battle as she appeared on horseback in a new image from her upcoming film The Last Duel

    Drama: Jodie Comer looked ready for battle as she appeared on horseback in a new image from her upcoming film The Last Duel

    Her husband Jean (Matt) challenges his friend Jacques (Adam) to a state-sponsored trail by combat after she confides in him.

    They believe the battle, the last lawful duel in French history, will determine by God’s hand whether or not Marguerite is telling the truth. 

    In the image, Jodie is seen on horseback wearing black robes with a high collar and a dark brown hood.

    The star also sported a dark grey patterned bodice while her locks appear to be dyed blonde for the role.

    Star: The Killing Eve actress stars alongside Matt Damon (pictured), Ben Affleck and Adam Driver in the historical drama directed by Ridley Scott which is set to premiere at The Venice Film Festival on Friday, September 10

    Star: The Killing Eve actress stars alongside Matt Damon (pictured), Ben Affleck and Adam Driver in the historical drama directed by Ridley Scott which is set to premiere at The Venice Film Festival on Friday, September 10

    Matt sports metal armour and a bloodied face in his still as his character takes part in a battle scene.

    The film is told from the perspectives of each of the three characters, with Jodie telling Variety the movie will challenge audiences pre-conceived ideas of the role women had in society during that period.

    She said: ‘I think, for me, what was the most interesting [thing] about this script, first and foremost, was the opportunity to give this woman a voice.

    Plot: Set in 14th century France, the film follows Jodie's character Marguerite de Carrouges after she is sexually assaulted by her husband's best friend (played by Adam Driver)

    Plot: Set in 14th century France, the film follows Jodie’s character Marguerite de Carrouges after she is sexually assaulted by her husband’s best friend (played by Adam Driver)

    ‘I think we have a tendency when we see these kind of stories announced, it’s like, “Oh, she’s going to be the wife; this is about the men and they’re fighting.” 

    ‘And everyone has these preconceived ideas about a place which a woman holds within these stories. And so it was great to challenge that, you know?’

    Jodie added that one of the films central themes – believing a woman who says she has been sexually assaulted – is still ‘so relevant’ today.  

    The Last Duel was filmed in France and Ireland and is slated to arrive in cinemas in October.  

    Release: The Last Duel was filmed in France and Ireland and is slated to arrive in cinemas in October (Jodie pictured in January 2020)

    Release: The Last Duel was filmed in France and Ireland and is slated to arrive in cinemas in October (Jodie pictured in January 2020)

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